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voting rights in 31 states. the justice department is already going after texas to try to test the supreme court decision. does the speech do you think give any momentum to that cause to expand voting rights since she chose this as her focus? >> i think it does. i think you've had a situation where although the conversation around voting, i.d.s it has been on the left primarily and in small pockets in the civil rights community as well. i think hillary clinton brings it into the mainstream in way it hasn't been before, but i also think this north carolina law could also be a tipping point because the argument that conservatives have made around voter i.d. laws has been voter fraud by this rath of restrictions used and signed into law in north carolina doesn't really address a voter fraud which in some ways snolt a problem in north carolina but the idea you're shutting down voting on a sunday and the item you're eliminate 16 and 17-year-olds the ability to register early, it seems to be capturing a wide swath of folks in north carolina can you see folks really looking at these a
, texas, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, chris. the military trial for major nadal hasan is under way here at ft. hood a mile or so from the medical readiness unit where three years ago he shot and killed 13 soldiers and wounded 32 others. now in previous hearings, major hasan has tried to lead guilty to the charges but because this case involves the death penalty, it has to go through this article 32 court-martial hearing. hasan has elected to represent himself which now presents the bizarre opportunity for major hasan to actually cross-examine some of the people he allegedly shot. one of those is sergeant alonzo lu lunsford who told us he is looking forward to talk to the man who tried to kill him. here is what he had to say. >> i will not show fear in the face of an enemy because the man who shot me, major hasan is the man who going to be cross-examining me and that is a huge challenge. >> reporter: sergeant lundford is the lead witness in this case after opening statements begin this afternoon. opening statements are underway right now. lunsford will testi
zimmerman, but this time it was on a highway just east of dallas. kerri sanders is live in forney, texas. what happened here? >> reporter: well, good morning. it was a relatively calm encounter. george zimmerman was pulled over for speeding but it was noteworthy even to police because in the car george zimmerman had a gun. george zimmerman was driving west on u.s. highway 80 in forney, texas near dallas when he was pulled over for speeding. zimmerman who was found not guilty of second-degree murder or manslaughter in the shooting death of trayvon martin was quick to tell the officer that he had a gun in the glove compartment. >> where are you headed? >> nowhere in particular. >> nowhere in particular? why do you say that? >> you didn't see my name? >> huh? >> you didn't see my name? >> reporter: the officer looks down at zimmerman's license again. >> we the jury find george zimmerman not guilty. >> reporter: just days after a florida jury found him not guilty, zimmerman was back in the news, stepping out of seclusion to help four people escape from their overturned vehicle in florida. a
. then concern about the recent roll back, especially in north carolina and texas and florida of voting rights and that we have to make sure we are diligent and stay on it. so that the dream, have we made progress? absolutely. but we still have a lot of work to do and we have got to make sure that as reverend lowrie said we came to commemorate and we have to agitate in our districts and that is important and dr. king would want us to continue to move on and work hard as john lewis says and still have the comeback. i think we are feeling the effects today of a southern strategy put together by richard nixon some time ago to dilute the power of african-american legislators. we have less power in the sense we are not in houses where we are in the majority. and so we have got to figure out how we work that and we need people to come out to vote like never before, especially in local elections, city council and state assemble and state senates and mayoral election p.m. that makes the difference on the bigger ends so the african-americans have the power that dr. king dream was all about. >> the drea
on his smile. it's dental that tastes so good. new beneful healthy smile food and snacks. >>> texas tea party favorite ted cruz is fueling 2016 speculation. how? well, by trying to put to rest questions about his citizenship. a day after releasing his birth certificate to show he was born to a mother in canada. he says the following. as a u.s. senator i believe i should only be an american and went on to say this. >> i suppose that the fact that "the new york times" is this hysterical after my only having been in office about eight months, you know, maybe that's a sign we might be doing something right. i was born in canada. my mother is a u.s. citizen. she lived most of her life in the u.s. and i'm a citizen by birth. those are the facts of my birth and i'll let other people worry about the legal consequences of it. >> let's bring in msnbc contributor goldie taylor and managing editor of the goldie taylor project and republican strategist hogan gidly. you heard the explanation there from the senator. is your thought here the controversy is over? sealed? done? >> i don't think the contr
to consider. he is accused of opening fire at the texas military base in 2009. 13 people were killed. >>> a new school year is about to begin with a cloud of controversy and uncertainty in philadelphia. the eighth largest school district is in the nation. education officials had to borrow $50 million just so they could start classes on time. and are still staring at more than $300 million budget hole. the american federation of teachers president randy wi winegardner is posting this on twist. stop the governor from stro destroying public education. philadelphia will be one of three cities. our next guest plans to visit there as part after town hall series on education reform next months. i want to bring in former washington, d.c. chancellor michelle reece. good to see you. good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> good. let me ask you about the school budget crisis in philadelphia. it's in the headlines but a lot of schools are facing these kinds of troubles. how does it get to this point? >> there are a lot of factors that drive the financial issues that school districts have.
federal prosecutors. >> reporter: take the western district of texas. in february, the public defender's office there faced a 9% pay cut and then in march the office was notified it would have to cut its budget by an ishl 14%. the result? case delays. layoffs for a third of the defenders and a 10% salary reduction on top. meanwhile, the number of case isn't letting up. it's projected to top 13,000 this year. >> you see sort of multiple layers of injustice where people are funneled into a system because they don't have economic opportunities. then once they are in the system, they don't have adequate defense because there is insufficient spending for the public defenders that would provide them with adequate defense in that system. >> reporter: it's black defends who overwhelmingly denied the equal representation they are required to receive under law. black defendants compromise just 19% of clients who can afford to hire their own attorney. if sequester is the new normal, this imbalance could ultimately prove constitutional. -- unconstitutional. >> i want to bring in ari and a.j. thank
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name here, she took a stand on abortion down in texas. while, on the one hand, it is about hillary, it's about building a bench of women who can take the national stage later on. >> kasi hunt, thank you for being with us. >>> breaking news out of paris. officials have evacuated an closed the eiffel tower over what a spokesperson says was security reasons. just a note of caution here. t tower threats but only have evacuations a few times a year. we will keep you posted as we get most information. the tower is closed says the spokesperson and don't know when it will be open at the present time. >>> kidd rock's decision to slash prices to his concert is paying off. the entire music industry is taking notice. mandy drury is here with what is moving your money. concert tickets can get ridiculous for big acts but kidd rock is seeing big dividends by offering 20 dollars. >> every seat for his show is $20! he is declaring himself a music business revolution. not only is the ticket $20, beers are 4 bucks and thanks to these cheap tickets, i believe in mow markets his show's attendance is up sub
to washington. one of today's headliners is texas state senator wendy davis who is filibuster made her a national name and landed her a profile in the september issue of "vogue" magazine. another headliner joins me now is sandra fluke and morgan fairchild. >> good morning. >> the first six months of the year for female candidates and i know you're speaking at this event in san francisco. what is your message? >> we are talking about how far we still have to go but how important it is that we get there on electing more women at the federal level, at the state level, at the local level and what a difference that makes to small girls to be able to see women in office. >> we have had conversations on this program. we have had women senators here who have talked about how different the dynamic is in a room when they are women in a meeting as opposed to men. what is your big picture here? >> i think if we truly want to have a democracy we have to make sure our government looks like our population. and right now, it doesn't. so it makes a difference on issues like immigration reform which we
bra biopsy at a texas cancer center. he tweeted on our way home and can't wait to get back. thank you, houston. posed with this picture with his wife and his parents. >>> i think there are significant number of zeros between him and me. will serve for one dollar a year, yes. >> my wife is listening to this debate. absolutely not. i have a 20-month-old son and 12-week-old son miles. no, i have to have the salary. i applaud eliot but i on really need the money. >> check this out. president is eating lunch. look at the kid on the table next to him. there on the lower left. funny. >> this is the president at the women's rights park poking his head through one of those cardboard cutouts playing the president. get it? that is funny. >>> if you read only one thing this morning a successful start-up company that boasts eight core values and this is on the wall in the kitchen of the company, inject fun and quirkiness into everything we do. well, it's working. i'm talking about a company called war be parker which came on my radar when i needed to buy glasses and i needed thin lenses because i
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